Man faces terrorist information charge

28 June 2010
The Irish News

A 43-year-old man is to appear in court today charged with possession of information likely to be of use to terrorists.

He was arrested in Lurgan, Co Armagh, on Friday and is believed to have been questioned in connection with an ongoing investigation into dissident republican activity.

In south Armagh the organisation calling its Oglaigh na hEireann has claimed responsibility for planting a bomb discovered in Keady last week.

The 160lb device was in a beer keg in a field on the Castleblayney Road and was found by a farmer on Tuesday.

Police said they believed the bomb had been planted on June 19 and a fire started in the area in an attempt to lure officers into an ambush.

A 39-year-old man from Co Armagh has appeared in court charged with possessing a document likely to be of use to terrorists.

Seamus McGuigan, of Gilpin Manor in Lurgan, was arrested after detectives probing the attempted Real IRA mortar bomb attack on Keady PSNI station in February searched his house on Wednesday.

Lisburn Magistrates Court heard that a handwritten letter had been found during the search which police say could have been used to interfere with another trial related to terrorism charges.

Mr McGuigan was remanded in custody to appear before Craigavon Crown Court via video-link next month.

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